Leslie Traub


Leslie Traub

Chief Consulting Officer


Exceptional facilitation and training, flexible, inspiring and evidentiary instructional designs, meaningful organizational change, and transformative personal development—these are the award-winning talents that Leslie Traub offers each Cook Ross client. With more than 30 years of experience leading diversity, inclusion, and change management initiatives, Leslie creates sustainable systems of change that yield greater social belonging, organizational performance, and possibility.

Since joining Cook Ross in 1994, Leslie has developed an international reputation for leading systems based change in shifting an organization’s lenses and practices on diverse talent, especially for women. She leads engagements on gender inclusion, inclusive leadership, and mitigating bias in talent management and decision making with the Fortune 100 in financial and professional services, advertising, consumer products, scientific organizations, and in federal agencies.

Leslie has worked and lived in numerous cultures and countries, and brings this personal experience and sensibility to her work in cultural competence and cultural communication. Leslie spent the first 10 years of her career consulting to national primary health care programs in West Africa, conducting operations research on service delivery and national program evaluations. She has served as guest lecturer at a number of U.S. universities.

Leslie is a Fellow in Change Management from Johns Hopkins University, holds a Masters in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from Tulane University, and a BA in economics from Wheaton College in Massachusetts.